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The big SNAKE reportedly caused disturbing road accident that killed 8 people

The big SNAKE reportedly caused disturbing road accident that killed 8 people

- A survivor of the accident that claimed 8 lives has given chilling details of what led to the accident

- The victim claims the driver saw a big snake crossing the road and swerved to avoid it

- Early reports indicated the driver tried to overtake leading to the head-on collision

Fresh, disturbing details have emerged from the road carnage the claimed eight lives and left main more injured on Thursday, April 27, along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

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The accident occurred when a minibus headed for Nairobi from Makueni collided head on with a lorry when the driver tried to overtake.

However, one of the survivors of the grisly accident has given an account of what really caused the accident.

DISTURBING details emerge from the Mombasa Road accident that killed 8 people

The wreckage of the minibus

28-year-old Elizabeth Mwongeli claimed that the driver of the minibus was trying to avoid running on a snake that was crossing the road at Malili.

“The driver was avoiding a snake. I heard him shout before he swerved and hit a lorry. I don’t know if the snake was hit," Mwongeli said as quoted by Nation.

The driver died in the accident.

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Her revelation contradicts reports that the driver was overtaking carelessly when the accident occurred.

DISTURBING details emerge from the Mombasa Road accident that killed 8 people

The accident

Acting Kilungu divisional police boss Zacharia Bitok said the accident occurred as a result of careless driving.

The accident happened just two days after another road carnage at Mtito Andei claimed 26 lives on the spot.

A bus headed to Mombasa from Nairobi collided head on with an oncoming lorry, leading to the carnage.

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